The chamber is set to limit Democratic shenanigans over White House nominations.

The senator is a make-believe legislator who hasn’t recoiled from the mere suggestion of using a declared emergency to set aside the separation of powers.

The lack of a border wall is far down on the list.

Any deal to end this nonsense must include a measure akin to the no-more-shutdowns proposal from Sen. Mark Warner.

Davos attendees mostly fail to see their personal responsibility for economic and political unhappiness.

Data shows that voters judge Trump by normal standards, and his approval rating rises and falls on competence and policy.

No amount of rude, homophobic, racist, anti-Catholic invective from loons such as the Black Hebrew Israelites justifies the students' actions.

Sometimes, a picture is just worth one word: Wait.

Trump aides have been elongating his fingers on social media. What else could they edit?

Adults are doing the Covington kids a terrible disservice.

The time to start reaching out to them is now.

The furloughed service is far more effective at drug interdiction than a wall would ever be.

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Call it the “do-nothing” tax.

  • Cary Coglianese, Mark Nevitt
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The Internet is not ultimately the problem. My Internet is the problem.

  • John Green
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It’s a challenge that abortion-rights supporters should and are beginning to embrace.

  • Andrea Miller
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Artificial intelligence will change everything. But should it?

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman
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The president’s exclusionary appointments are thinning the ranks of African American women serving on federal appellate courts.

  • Derrick Johnson
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‘Essential’ federal employees working without pay suffer even more under Trump’s refusal to allow them unemployment benefits.

Whether the justices will use a N.Y. case to press for sensible firearms regulation or an ill-advised expansion of Second Amendment rights is the question.

A wave of protests signals that a leader who has committed alleged war crimes should go now.

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Rachel Weisz in a scene from The Favourite. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Weisz was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Yorgos Lanthimos/Fox Searchlight via AP) (Yorgos Lanthimos / AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Rachel Weisz in a scene from "The Favourite." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Weisz was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Yorgos Lanthimos/Fox Searchlight via AP) (Yorgos Lanthimos / AP)
Three of the best picture nominees offer some contrasting takes on the nature of leadership.

Three of the best picture nominees offer some contrasting takes on the nature of leadership.

Only moderates can reshape our political culture in badly needed ways.

Fast food might be predictable, but that doesn’t mean it’s always healthy and safe.

Congress has given the president far too much power to declare emergencies.

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The shutdown further reveals this administration's contempt for federal government employees.

There are Muslims at the border. But they’ve been there since the late 19th century.

  • Randa Tawil
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Why calling it medieval is a selling point for some Americans.

  • Paul B. Sturtevant
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The pressure to sell and recruit has led to underhanded tactics that strain, fracture and sometimes end friendships and family relationships. Is dinner with an old college roommate just about getting caught up on the past decade, or is something else afoot?

  • Laura Richards
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The Virginia lieutenant governor's dignified protest was a hard jab at the state Senate.

Two monuments reflect Virginia’s struggle for racial equality; only one is honest.

  • Robert Brink, Margaret Edds
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Democracy depends on transparency in its public institutions.

  • Jonathan Smith, Emily Gunston, Marques Banks
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Police, courts, prison and parole must focus on targeting gun offenders.

  • Phil Mendelson
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The change is happening slowly, but we’re still working on it.

  • Catherine E. Pugh
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